2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Start Up, Engine, Test Drive and In Depth Review
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crew. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this van while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this van designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Mini Van Huge Jump!
Mark Freeman launching the mini van into space off a berm!
Turbo Minivan vs Mustang 5.0
Since this is my most viewed video I thought I'd share, the minivan is much
quicker now, even without the driver error he'd have a hard time keeping
This was a fun race.
Best time to date
The Junkyard runs 11.99@117 on a 140hp $90 Dodge Caravan motor from the junkyard. First pass.
Add turbo system to a motor that makes
140hp at the crankshaft. E85 fuel. PT6765 turbo. 16 pounds of Boost.
stock heads, stock cams, stock headgasket, stock shortblock, stock
naturally aspirated ECU. No tune. Rising Rate regulator for fuel and
Car was finished the night before racing and the junkyard water pump locked
up on the freeway and had to be changed in the Home Depot Parking lot so we
could make it to the race track. Got booted because the junk motor had a
camshaft seal oil leak. Instead of fixing the oil leak. I built an oil
catch pan (required for 11 second cars at our track in the next race season
anyways) so i would not have to repair the oil leak. I was not going to
spend money fixing this cheap junk motor. Great Depression Racing
dodge caravan noisy steering DIY fix
The 3rd and 4rth generation dodge caravans Are notorious for developing
loud and hard power steering. Most people think that it is either the pump
or the rack but it is probably just the screen built into the power
steering reservoir. Dodge uses inferior hoses that start to degrade after
about 50,000 miles and that material plugs the screen causing the pump to
starve for fluid.
Your best bet is to change the reservoir and hoses but this little fix
should get you through another 50,000 miles or so.